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Expanded surveillance powers could threaten work of journalists in UK

May 5, 2017 12:08 PM ET

Brussels, May 5, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the U.K. government wants to push telecommunication companies to introduce real-time surveillance and the removal of encryption. On Thursday, The Register published leaked draft regulations detailing how telecommunications operators would be required to grant real-time...

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UK police monitored calls of Daily Mirror and Northern Echo journalists

January 13, 2017 5:10 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2017--U.K. police used surveillance powers to monitor the phone calls of three journalists to try to reveal their sources in two separate stories, according to news reports....

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Double Exposure

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

When it comes to abusive readers' comments and tweets from Internet trolls, Katherine O'Donnell has heard it all. For years, O'Donnell, who is night editor of the Scottish edition of the U.K.'s The Times, has borne the brunt of personal attacks, including about her gender, from online trolls who take...

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Why a Troll Trolls

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

"Yeah... I went too far," he said, which by most accounts would be an understatement. Among the Twitter comments this Internet troll posted to or about a female writer and activist were: "Rape her nice ass." "I will find you." "The police will do nothing." The man, who agreed to...

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Two British journalists convicted in Indonesia over visa violations

November 3, 2015 1:29 PM ET

New York, November 3, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the conviction of British filmmakers Neil Bonner and Rebecca Prosser who, according to reports, were sentenced to two and a half month in prison in Indonesia today. The conviction represents a failure of the government to reverse...

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Two British filmmakers on trial in Indonesia over visa regulations

October 22, 2015 3:52 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the continued detention and trial of two British filmmakers who have been held in Indonesia since May 28. They are being held with the general prison population in a provincial jail in Batam, according to family members....

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Overzealous British media prompt overzealous backlash

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In 2010, Andrew Norfolk was driving to an appointment when he heard a radio news report about a gang of men who had been convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of a teenager....

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Surveillance forces journalists to think and act like spies

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Once upon a time, a journalist never gave up a confidential source. When someone comes forward, anonymously, to inform the public, it's better to risk time incarcerated than give them up. This ethical responsibility was also a practical and professional necessity. If you promise anonymity, you're obliged to deliver....

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Journalists grapple with increasing power of European extremists

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Athens, May 6, 2012. Journalists attending Golden Dawn's triumphal election night news conference are ordered to stand up when the group's leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, enters the room. "Rise up! Rise up! Show your respect!" barks the master of ceremonies, an agitated black-clad, bald-headed toughie. The journalists who refuse the...

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UK police used anti-terror legislation to uncover journalists' sources

February 4, 2015 5:36 PM ET

San Francisco, February 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about reports that police agencies in the United Kingdom made more than 600 applications under anti-terror legislation to uncover journalists' confidential sources in the past three years. Today's revelation in the Guardian, citing the interception of communications commissioner,...

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